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Herd drops 1-0 decision at Pawtucket

In the penultimate game of the season, the Buffalo Bisons suffered a 1-0 loss to the Pawtucket Red Sox at McCoy Stadium. The Herd has lost six in a row and 13 of its last 15 games.

Run by error: Scott Copeland was charged with no earned runs in the loss, but it was his error that allowed Pawtucket to score its only run. With two outs and Jose Vinicio on second, Copeland’s pickoff attempt sailed into the outfield. That allowed Vinicio to score from second in the first inning.

Some good work: Other than the throwing error, Copeland tossed a good game. He gave up the one run (unearned) on three hits with no walks and five strikeouts in six innings of work. He finishes the Bisons’ season with a 3-4 record and 3.04 ERA.

Relievers: Again the Bisons bullpen was quality. Aaron Loup gave up one hit with one strikeout in one inning. Bo Schultz threw one hitless inning.

Breaking up the no-hitter: Quintin Berry’s single in the seventh was the first hit allowed by starter Justin Haley. Haley (8-6) gave up two hits with one walk and seven strikeouts in eight innings pitched. Andy Burns added a two-out single in the eighth for the Herd.

Closing it out: Luis Ysla gave up one hit with two strikeouts to pick up his first save for the PawSox.

Double plays: The Bisons have hit into a team-record 158 double plays this season.

Up next: The Bisons close out the 2016 season at Pawtucket with lefty Scott Diamond (9-14, 4.42ERA) scheduled to start for the Herd against lefty Henry Owens (9-7, 3.64 ERA). The game is scheduled for a 1:05 first pitch (Radio 1520 AM).

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